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Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church

1865 Knoxlyn Road    *    Gettysburg, PA 17325    *    (717) 642-5332

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October 17th, 1pm - Women's Guild

We will be meeting in Fellowship Hall, not the Brethren Home. We will be discussing Teen Angels and the Christmas Party

October 17, 7pm - Tender Care Pregnancy Banquet

The annual Tender Care Pregnancy Banquet will be held on Tuesday, October 17th at Bay City Restaurant in Hanover. The dinner is free. Talk to Nadja Muchow, Susan Nunamaker, or Jenny Waybright if you would like to attend. Deadline is Sept 30.

October 26, 7pm - Informational Meeting for the new Adams Christian Prison Ministry

The Adams County Adult Correctional Complex no longer partners with Good News Jail and Prison Ministry. When this split occurred, a group of local pastors met together and came up with the formation of a new 501(c)3 ministry. They named Will Olsen as the intrim Director of Ministries. Therefore, Will can continue as chaplain at the ACACC. LMC has supported Will through Good News for over 10 years. Several of us on the Missions Committee will attend this meeting. We would encourage any of you who are interested in this new ministry to also attend. Questions? Ask John McMann, Nadja Muchow, or Susan Nunamaker.

October 27th, 6:30-8:15 pm - SAT-7

SAT-7, a mission organization supported by LMC, will share about their outreach to refugee children in the Middle East on Friday, October 27th at Gettysburg Presbyterian from 6:30-8:15 pm. Consider bringing your children/grandchildren as there will be activities to help our kids understand in a small way, how was has disrupted the lives of kids their age in Syria and Iraq.

October 29th, 12:30pm (after 2nd service) - Harvest Party and Chili Cook-Off

Calling all chefs! It's getting "chili" outside, which means it is almost time for the LMC Fall Harvest Party. The Harvest Party will be held on Sunday, October 29th after second service! This year we are spicing it up a bit with a CHILI COOK-OFF! Bring a pot of your secret family recipe, your sweetest or spiciest, or most unique chili (white, chicken, and vegetarian chili welcome!) and compete for the title of Church Chili Champion! Contact Adrienne Fitzgerald at 717-779-9121 or by October 14th if you can participate!

November 4th, 2017 - Lend a Hand Trip 2017 Trip to Jacksonville, FL

An overnight stop is North Carolina is planned, continuing to Jacksonville on Sunday. Housing for the week will be in a dormitory with bunk beds. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, dinner is still being worked out. The trip home will begin Saturday, November 11th, stopping in NC Saturday, and arriving in Camp Hill mid-afternoon Sunday. The total cost of the trip is $250. 12 slots are still available as of Wednesday.

Please click on the image below for the mission trip grant application!


Rebecca "Becky" Becker - New Director of Music

Becky is a Hanover resident with a rich music background, including previously directing a couple of church choirs. She will direct the Chancel Choir for the first time on Sunday, October 22. She will also work toward re-establishing and directing the Glory Singers to provide special music for the 8:30am service. Please give her and he husband David a warm welcome.

Elders and Deacons Wanted

If you are interested in being an elder or deacon, please contact the nominating committee: Joe Jackson, Jim Benner, Roy Weaner, Roz Santay, Christa Williams, Mike Orleski, Nancy Brill, or Lori Jackson.

Help Needed - Sound Equipment Operator Wanted

Apply within. There will be a training session on Thursday July 6 from 6-9 pm on LMC's sound equipment. Interested? Please let Phyllis know 717-253-3162 or

Items for Sale by Deacons

The Deacons have a table in Fellowship Hall to the right of the doors as you come in, with the following items for sale:

LMCPC Grey T-shirt and Sweatshirts

(2) Children's Small 6-8 Sweatshirts - was $8. now $4

(1) Children's large 14-16 Sweatshirt - was $9, now $4.50

(1) Adult medium sweatshirt - was $14, now $7

(1) Adult medium t-shirt - was $10, now $5

Note Cards with a picture of the Church  - $1 or 5/$8.00

11x14 Church Prints $10

Cook Books by the women of LMCPC $5

LMCPC License Plate $1

There is a small wooden box on the table with a slot to put your money. Any questions you may ask Jean Bentz at church or call 334-6064. You may also ask any of the deacons. Thank you for considering these sale items.

Bells of Faith Ringers Wanted

Bells of Faith is in need of two players. If interested, please contact John Day at 717-698-0994 or The only requirement is dedication to attendence at rehearsals every Thursday from 6-7 beginning Sept 7, as well as performances every 3rd Sunday of the month starting in October. You don't even need to read music, just be able to count in rhythm! Please help out if you enjoy hearing the bells. Thanks! -John Day

Chancel Choir is Seeking Members!

The Chancel Choir is seeking members in all sections: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Even if you don't know what those terms mean, the choir would welcome you as long as you enjoy music and can follow basic direction. The choir leads music for the 11am Sunday service except for those weeks the Bell Choir performs. If you have any questions, please call Frank Buhrman at 717-642-8393 or email

Room 4 Adult Bible Study 

Abraham gives us an unforgettable portrait of faith. Daniel is a classic example of holiness. Esther shows us what commitment means through her willingness to risk her own life. Starting September 10th, join us in the Room 4 Adult Bible Study will explore the lives of these and other Old Testament people. These examples can help us live in the present by learning from people of the past. Please see Doyle Waybright or Susan Nunamker with questions.

Seekers Sunday School

All are invited to join the Seekers Sunday School class in our study of the Parables in the classroom located in classroom 3 of the Education Building!

Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study

Our group is studying "The Acts: Seeing God's Power in Action" from the LifeGuide Bible Study series. The study begins at 1:30 pm each week and we will be rotating facilitators throughout the study. The Prayer Meeting will continu following the study at approximately 2:45 pm each week.

Fairfield Food Pantry Needs

Thank you for your continued love and generosity. Some suggestions:
 Canned meat (tuna, chicken, hame, etc.), peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, pork and beans, macaroni and cheese, rice, noodles, canned fruits (applesauce, peaches, pears, etc.), cereal, pancake mix, syrup, any other non-perishable items are also welcome!